This Privacy Statement applies to all Ascertia-owned websites and domains, and our wholly owned subsidiaries (“Ascertia websites”).
This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Ascertia uses personal information to understand better your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your customer relationship with Ascertia. We take seriously the trust you place in us. Ascertia will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others.
On some Ascertia websites, you can order products or services, apply for instant credit, request information, subscribe to marketing or support materials, register yourself or your Ascertia products, or apply for a job at Ascertia. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, billing and transaction information, credit card information, contact preferences, educational and employment background, and job interest data.
To personalize our websites, services or communications and improve our products and services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, and experiences with our products or services. Providing this additional information is optional.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not associated with a specific personal identity. Ascertia collects and analyzes non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Ascertia websites.
Ascertia is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Ascertia does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and Ascertia does not target its websites to children under 13.
Ascertia uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to provide service and support, to update you on services and benefits, to personalize promotional offers and to personalize some Ascertia websites. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding Ascertia products or services. We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding such communications (see section 7, “Your privacy preferences and opting out”). Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Sensitive personal information is collected only to facilitate our financial service providers’ credit decisions and will be shared with them only with your permission. Credit card information and sensitive personal data are not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or Ascertia and will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.
Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide Ascertia through other sources such as product registration, call centers or public events such as trade shows or seminars.
Personal data given to Ascertia may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management.
Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about Ascertia website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.
Ascertia gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our products and services. You can subscribe to receive certain product- and service-specific information and Ascertia-wide marketing communications. Ascertia-wide communications may include new product information, special offers, or an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding delivery of Ascertia-wide communications by postal mail, e-mail and telephone. You can make or change your choices by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to honor your preferences. This option does not apply to communications for the purpose of administering order completion, contracts, support, product safety warnings or driver updates.
Ascertia will not use your personal information for a different purpose than the one stated when you provided your data. Examples of unrelated uses include sending communications about special offers, product information, and marketing messages.
To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters, software updates, etc.), use any of the following methods:
Certain Ascertia services are linked with those from unrelated third-party companies, some which offer you the option to share with both Ascertia and the third party personal data you provide. Examples include the ability to register software products from multiple vendors from a single Ascertia Web page, to request communications from Ascertia marketing or solution partners, or to enable order completion through a reseller. We will not share your personal information with those third-party companies unless you make that choice.
Ascertia strives to keep your personal information accurate. We have implemented technology, management processes and policies to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to your information, including making reasonable effort to provide you with online access and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of Ascertia’s websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.
The most effective way to view and change your personal information is to return to the Web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that Web page or to write to Ascertia.
Ascertia is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Ascertia has in place appropriate physical and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) on the bottom of your browser window.
Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. As part of real-time payment processing, Ascertia subscribes to a fraud management service. This service gives you and Ascertia an extra level of security to guard against credit card fraud to protect your financial data.
If there are updates to the terms of Ascertia’s Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. For material changes to this Statement, Ascertia will provide notification to affected customers.